Over the past couple of years, perhaps the most challenging thus far, I’ve become increasingly tired and some what forgetful… the small things get easily overlooked, however in recent weeks I’ve found myself, for example, reading dates entirely differently to what they are. I’ve had so much going on simultaneously, professionally and personally, that I’ve overlooked the one thing required to keep body and soul in-tact. ME!
Since that brief break over Christmas and time out on international flights, I’ve worked pretty much rock solid on OPEN CHANNEL. In the 6 weeks leading up to the launch not a single day went by without work being the primary function. Three weeks prior to the launch it was 7 days a week, round the clock. Not that I’m complaining, I’ve got one of the best jobs in the country… at least for someone of my disposition, but I’ve not found the balance between it and other needs.
With that, and any time I have spare to fulfil my APC Board commitments, both as Executive Board member of the international APC and as Director of the local APC.au. With what’s left I’ve managed to squeeze in rehearsals and a smidgen of time in the studio, getting to the markets and finding another place to live… Then there’s still coming to terms with the end of the most important and longest relationship to date. Then there’s the anxiety one feels as a result of the grim nature of international events: global warming and the ominous cloud of fear cast over Australia and much of the world… Hell, I’m burnt out!
I’ve just had an enforced four days off. But it has been hard to not think of OPEN CHANNEL, managing phone calls and the day to day responsibilities of a Director. However, these past few days afforded me time enough to allow some perspective on all this. Time to make some changes whilst I still can… Going to Currajuggle next weekend.